H0403.....................................................by APPROPRIATIONS APPROPRIATIONS - Providing for the transfer of $9,250,000 to the Fire Suppression Deficiency Fund; providing for the transfer of $47,800 to the Pest Control Deficiency Fund; and providing for the transfer of $87,700 to the Hazardous Substance Emergency Response Fund. 01/17 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 01/18 Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg 01/19 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 01/20 3rd rdg - PASSED - 51-0-19 AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bastian, Bilbao, Black, Block, Boe, Brackett, Bradford, Cannon, Chadderdon, Clark, Collins, Deal, Denney, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(18), Garrett, Jaquet, Kemp, Lake, LeFavour, Martinez, Mathews, McGeachin, Moyle, Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Pence, Raybould, Ring, Roberts, Rusche, Rydalch, Sali, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(2), Shepherd(8), Shirley, Smith(30), Smylie, Stevenson, Wills, Wood, Mr. Speaker NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bolz, Crow, Field(23), Hart, Harwood, Henbest, Henderson, Loertscher, McKague, Miller, Mitchell, Ringo, Skippen, Smith(24), Snodgrass, Trail Floor Sponsor - Eskridge Title apvd - to Senate 01/20 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Fin 01/23 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 01/24 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 01/25 3rd rdg - PASSED - 34-0-1 AYES -- Andreason, Brandt, Broadsword, Bunderson, Burkett, Burtenshaw, Cameron, Coiner, Compton, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McGee, McKenzie, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk, Williams NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Langhorst Floor Sponsor - McGee Title apvd - to House 01/26 To enrol 01/27 Rpt enrol - Sp signed 01/27 Senate Held at Desk 01/30 Pres signed - To Governor 02/01 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 2 Effective: 02/01/06
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-eighth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2006 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 403 BY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO TRANSFERS OF FUNDS; PROVIDING A TRANSFER OF FUNDS TO THE FIRE SUP- 3 PRESSION DEFICIENCY FUND; PROVIDING A TRANSFER OF FUNDS TO THE PEST CON- 4 TROL DEFICIENCY FUND; PROVIDING A TRANSFER OF FUNDS TO THE HAZARDOUS SUB- 5 STANCE EMERGENCY RESPONSE FUND; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. 6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 7 SECTION 1. The State Controller shall transfer $9,250,000 from the Gen- 8 eral Fund to the Fire Suppression Deficiency Fund. Such moneys shall be used 9 to reimburse costs incurred by the Forest and Range Fire Protection Program in 10 the Department of Lands pursuant to Sections 38-131 and 38-131A, Idaho Code. 11 SECTION 2. The State Controller shall transfer $47,800 from the General 12 Fund to the Pest Control Deficiency Fund. Such moneys shall be used to reim- 13 burse costs incurred by the Plant Industries Program in the Department of 14 Agriculture pursuant to Section 22-2019, Idaho Code. 15 SECTION 3. The State Controller shall transfer $87,700 from the General 16 Fund to the Hazardous Substance Emergency Response Fund. Such moneys shall be 17 used to reimburse costs incurred by the Bureau of Homeland Security in the 18 Military Division of the Office of the Governor pursuant to Section 39-7110, 19 Idaho Code. 20 SECTION 4. An emergency existing therefor, which emergency is hereby 21 declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its 22 passage and approval.
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Idaho Code authorizes the use of deficiency warrants under certain circumstances. The agencies pay the bills and come back to the legislature during the next session for the cash to reimburse those costs. This legislation includes reimbursement for the costs incurred for three purposes. First, it includes funding to reimburse the Department of Lands for the costs of fire suppression during the 2005 season. Second, it reimburses the Department of Agriculture for fiscal year 2005 costs to survey for pests on state and private lands. And third, it includes funding to reimburse the Military Division for costs associated with the cleanup of hazardous materials incidents throughout Idaho.
This bill transfers $9,385,500 from the General Fund to three deficiency warrant funds for fiscal year 2006 as follows:
1) The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) estimates the costs of fire suppression for the 2005 fire season at $11.3 million from the General Fund. However, existing fund balances of $2.1 million can be used leaving the needed transfer of $9,250,000 to the Fire Suppression Deficiency Fund.
2) Last year’s costs were $30,800 for the exotic pest survey program and $17,000 for gypsy moth survey for a total transfer of $47,800 from the General Fund to the Pest Control Deficiency Fund.
3) Costs associated with the cleanup of hazardous materials incidents throughout the state totaled $178,000. Of that amount, $77,000 was paid by the responsible parties involved and $101,000 was paid by the issuance of deficiency warrants; however, an additional $13,300 was later recovered after the issuance of deficiency warrants. As a result, JFAC approved a transfer of $87,700 from the General Fund to the Hazardous Substance Emergency Response Fund.
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